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What are YOUR rules to live by?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 8, 2018

I read this interesting blog post by Seth Godin several months ago on what are Bonnie’s rules for being a better client of website design services.  They include gems like the following: White space is your friend Be open to things you didn’t imagine Nothing takes a second Tell me the problem, not the solution Then I…

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What I Learned on Vacation

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 15, 2018

The past two weeks I’ve been traveling with my family through Europe, wonderfully disengaged from work and business mode. It’s the “It’s Monday so it must be Holland, it’s Tuesday so it must be Italy,” type of trip. I wanted to give my brood a sense of Europe in the hopes that they will return later on their own…

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Three Secrets To Shifting From Busy To Strategic

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 21, 2018

This article was first published on Forbes.com. I had a really busy fall: meetings scheduled back-to-back, an abundance of presentations and materials to prep, late nights on my computer finalizing details and even turning down new work and interesting opportunities. It happens. But, you know you’re overbooked when someone asks for 30 minutes of your time…

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Do you prefer Uber or Lyft? I always use…

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 26, 2018

As we barrel headlong into the holiday season, I wanted to take an opportunity to share my gratitude that you remain part of my leadership community. I love sharing my learnings with you and then hearing yours in return. So please feel free to hit reply (now or anytime) and let me know your thoughts! My last…

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Want to have it all? Read this first…

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 5, 2017

Have you ever felt like you were on a treadmill: you’re working incredibly hard but just not gaining ground? (Yes, I’ve felt this way too!)

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Your Essential Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence – What You Need To Know [Infographic]

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 19, 2016

This is a guest post from Davitt Corporate Partners. Over the past number of years there has been a shift away from IQ to EQ.

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im just really busy

“I’m Just Really Busy”

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 3, 2016

I’m too busy to chit chat with you in the hallway. I’m too busy to go out for lunch – eating at my desk, or just eating at 4pm is fine.

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what's success got to do with it

What’s Success Got To Do With It?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 1, 2015

As I sit here writing, it is hot, hot, hot weather outside. So let me tell you a story instead of complaining. (It’s one you might have read before – but humor me.)

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a smile is a frown when upside down

A Smile is a Frown When Upside Down

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 18, 2015

What do you see in this picture? I see a typical residential scene. A street of houses, people walking, cars driving by. Now turn 180 degrees with me. What do you see now?

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13 Lessons I’ve Learned From My 13 Year Old

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 26, 2015

Prologue: My 13 year old son was recently Bar-Mitzvah’ed.  At our temple, parents can give a short talk to their child before the main service begins. I’m sharing below the talk I gave to my son.

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